Series 3
Frank L. Stanton, Jr. papers, 1909-1931
Box 5 (folders 7-13), OP 6-7

Biographical Note

Frank Stanton Jr., second son of Frank L. Stanton and Leona Josey Stanton, was born May 5, 1895 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was illustrating his father's "Just From Georgia" column by the time he was fifteen. Educated in Atlanta public schools and at the Chicago Art Institute (ca. 1912-1915), he edited Atlanta's Hearst Hustler (ca. 1919), created advertisements for Atlanta products and publications, and headed the Frank Stanton, Jr. Organization and the Frank Stanton, Jr. Publishing Company (ca. 1920-1921), which concentrated on syndicating and publishing his father's work. He became advertising manager and a vice-president for George Muse Clothing Company, ca. 1925, and created the logo the company has continued to use. Both he and his wife Dorothy Popham Stanton, whom he married in 1925, were killed in an automobile accident on January 17, 1932.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence, cartoons, short stories, and a photograph. Personal correspondence is with family, friends, and business associates. Stanton's earlier published cartoons are included in a scrapbook he kept (1909-1912), and issues of the Hearst Hustler (1919), and Baltimore Trolly Topics. An advertisement done for Muse's (1928), and a Christmas card (1931) drawn for Lucian Harris are examples of Stanton's later work.

Box Folder Content
5 7 Correspondence, 1913, 1931, n.d.
5 8 Cartoons, 1919, 1928
5 9 Cartoons, 1931, (Christmas card)
5 10 Cartoons, proofs, n.d.
5 11 Cartoons, scrapbook, 1909-1912
OP1 - Newspaper: The Hearst Hustler, vol. 5, no. 30, 1919
OP1 - Photograph ca. 1919
5 12-13 Short stories, n.d.